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Annual Report 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



Town of Chelmsford, 



FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING FEB. 28, 1882. 



LOWELL, MASS.: 
VOX POPULI PRESS: HUSE, GOODWIN & CO. 

1882. 



REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 



For the Year ending Feb. 28, 1882. 



Births recorded — Males, 14; females, 19. Total, 

Births of native parentage 

Births of foreign parentage 

Births of native and foreign parentage 

Marriages recorded 

Marriages between natives 

Marriages between natives and foreigners 

Marriages between foreigners (Japanese) 

Deaths recorded — Males, 17; females, 16. Total. 

Number under 5 years of age 

Between 5 and 10 



10 

20 
30 
40 
50 
60 
70 
80 
90 



20 
30, 
40 
50 
60 
70 
80 
90 
100 



Number of dogs licensed — Males, 123 ; females, 5. Total, 

Amount received for licenses 

Amount of fees for licenses — 128 at 20 cents each 

Paid to the County Treasurer, Dec. 2, 1881 

96 per cent, refunded and paid to Town Treasurer 



33 

17 

13 

3 

11 

9 

1 

1 

33 

11 

00 

3 

3 

2 

2 

1 

5 

4 

1 

1 

128 

$271 00 

25 60 

$245 40 
235 58 



GEO. A. PARKHURST, 

Town Clerk. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER 

For the Year ending Feb. 28, 1882. 



Your Treasurer charges himself with cash balance in 

treasury, as per last annual report $ 2,270 89 

Cash received of State Treasurer, State Aid for 1880.. . . 595 50 

of State Treasurer, as Corporation tax for 1881 1,269 15 

of State Treasurer, as National bank tax for 1881.. . 1,529 08 
of State Treasurer, as relief to indigent soldiers and 

sailors 128 00 

of State Treasurer, as armory rent for 1880 75 00 

of State Treasurer, as income Massachusetts school 

fund 198 41 

of County Treasurer, on account of dog licenses for 

1881 235 58 

of A. H. Sheldon',' tax of 1879 in full. ............. 109 01 

" " interest on same 10 81 

" " on account of taxes for 1880 1,037 41 

" " on account of interest on same ... 50 44 

" « on account of taxes for 1881 10,616 01 

" " on account of interest on same. . . 85 09 

of Overseers of Poor, as proceeds of town farm 528 22 

of town of Tyngsboro', for aid rendered Otis Bills 

and family 56 31 

of town of Billerica, for aid rendered Henry Stearns 

and family 10 00 

of city of Lowell, for aid rendered Katie Campbell. 19 50 
of Timothy Adams, on account of sale of lots in 

Centre Cemetery , 15 00 

of Dawson Pollard, on account of sale of lots at 

West Chelmsford 5 00 

of Daniel P. Byam, on account of sale of lots at 

South Chelmsford 1 50 

of Albion J. Lamphere, on account of use of Town 

Hall at Centre 17 00 

of N. J. Duncan, on account of use Town Hall at 

North Chelmsford 12 00 

Amount carried forward $18,874 91 



REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER. 5 

Amount brought forward $18,874 91 

Cash received of H. S. Perham, on account of tuition of 

non-resident pupils 5 75 

of H. S. Perham, on account of sale of school furni- 
ture 2 75 

of C. W. Flint, on account of non-resident pupils. . . 2 75 
of D. W. Lane, on account of sale of old road 

scraper 4 00 

Cash hired for use of town, as temporary loan 1,523 60 

Making a total of $20,413 76 

And is credited as follows : — 

By cash paid State tax for 1881 $ 1,245 00 

outstanding orders, 1880, in full 261 33 

on account of orders drawn present year.. . 14,559 40 

J. R. Parkhurst, care of Kimball lot 4 00 

on account of temporary loan 1,523 60 

on account of interest on same 15 82 

Balance in treasury as found at settlement 2,804 61 

$20,413 76 
Respectfully submitted by ' 

E. H. WARREN, 

Treasurer. 
Chelmsford, March 7, 1882. 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS 

For the Year ending Feb. 28, 1882. 



Valuation May 1, 1881. 

Real estate (resident) $1,014,140 00 

" (non-resident) 173,000 00 

$1,187,140 00 

Personal estate (resident) $297,460 00 

" (non-resident) 2,925 00 



300,385 00 



Total valuation $1,487,525 00 

Number of polls 678 

" " dwellings 517 

" " horses 411 

" " cows 870 

" " sheep. .... 8 

" " acres of land taxed. . . 14,132 



TAXES. 

Kate on $1,000, $7.20. Polls, $1.95 each. 

State tax $1,245 00 

County tax 626 93 

$1,871 93 

Appropriation for public schools $4,500 00 

" " school incidental expenses, 450 00 

« " highways 3,500 00 

" " poor 2,000 00 

" " town officers and commit- 
tees 800 00 

" " repairs of public buildings, 200 00 
" " collection and abatement of 

taxes 300 00 



Amounts carried forward $11,750 00 $1,871 93 



REPORT OF THE ASSESSORS. 7 

Amounts brought forward $11,750 00 11,871 93 

Appropriation for miscellaneous expenses. .. . 250 00 
" " insurance of public buildings 500 00 

" " horse-sheds at the centre 

village 500 00 

" " enlargement of cemetery, at 

West Chelmsford 200 00 

" " Geo. F. Dyar, services as sec. 

of school committee ... 25 00 

$13,225 00 

$15,096 93 
Overlayings 160 35 

$15,257 28 
Less estimated receipts 2,000 00 

$13,257 28 
Less appropriations from treasury 1,225 00 

Total tax committed $1 2,032 28 

Tax on polls $ 1,322 10 

Tax on property 10,710 18 

$12,032 28 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Increase in valuation over last year $26,209 00 

Decrease in rate of tax on $1,000, from last year 1 60 

Highest rate of tax on $1,000 in the State (Munroe) 32 00 

Lowest rate of tax on $1,000 in the State (Groton) 3 00 

Average rate of tax on $1,000 in the State 14 78 

CHAS. W. FLINT, 
GEO. A. BYAM, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
JOHN N. PARK, 
R. WILSON DIX, 

Assessors. 



COLLECTOR'S REPORTS 



Collector's report for the year 1879. 
Taxes on list of 1879, uncollected Feb. 28, 1881, $109 Oh 
Interest on same to Feb. 28, 1881 10 81 

__jTL19_82 

Cash paid Treasurer as tax $109 01 

" " " " interest 10 81 

$119 82 

Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1879. 
Collector's report for the year 1880. 

Taxes on list of 1880, uncollected Feb. 28, 1881, $1,058 38 

Additional tax 17 60 

Interest on same, to Feb. 28, 1881 30 87 

Interest accrued since Feb. 28, 1881 21 65 

S 1 ' 128 50 

Cash paid Treasurer as tax $1,037 41 

" " " " interest 50 44 

Uncollected tax, to new account 38 57 

Uncollected interest, to new account 2 08 

$1,128 50 

Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1880. 
Collector's report for the year 1881. 

Tax list for 1881 $12,032 28 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1881 85 09 

Interest accrued since on uncollected taxes . . 23 36 

Additional taxes 11 61 

$12,152 34 

Paid County Treasurer as County tax $ 626 93 

Paid Town Treasurer as tax 10,616 01 

" " " " interest 85 09 

Uncollected taxes, to new account 800 95 

Interest accrued to new account 23 36 

$12,152 34 

Arthur H. Sheldon, Collector, 1881. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 



For the Year ending Feb. 28, 1882. 



PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

PAID FOR TEACHING. 

No. 1, Mary Howard, 12 weeks $ 84 00 

1, Susie M. Emerson, 11 weeks 143 00 

1, Lottie E. Paine, 11 weeks 99 00 

1, Nellie M. Perhara, 34 weeks 261 00 

1, Patience Breck, 23 weeks 293 04 

1, Cora F. Adams, 11 weeks 77 00 $ 957 04 

2, Hannah C. Hunt, 33 weeks 264 00 264 00 

3, Alice M. Mansfield, 20 weeks- 150 00 150 00 

4, Helen E. Sherman, 12 weeks 80 00 

4, Mary Howard, 7f weeks 57 00 

4, Fannie A. Preston, 9 weeks 58 50 195 50 

5, Susie B. Hunt, 20 weeks 100 00 100 00 

6, Susie S. McFarlin, 22 weeks 170 50 

6, Addie F. Bennett, 11 weeks 88 00 258 50 

7, Francena L. Davft, 30 weeks 210 00 210 00 

8, B. F. Harmon, 34 weeks 765 00 

8, S. Maria Taylor, 34 weeks , . . . 272 00 

8, Louie A. Allen, 22 weeks 176 00 

8, Laura G. Hoyt, 34 weeks 272 00 

8, Laura L. Butterfield, 12 weeks 72 00 1,557 00 

9, Carrie E. Hutchins, 22 weeks 176 00 

9, Agnes Naylor, 33 weeks 231 00 

9, Abbie L. Wheeler, 11 weeks 88 00 495 00 



PAID FOR CARE OF SCHOOL-HOUSES 

No. 1, Harry Parkhurst, 11 weeks $ 

1, Henry L. Parkhurst, 23 weeks 

2, Kate Driscoll, 33 weeks 

Amount carried forward $56 50 

2 





$4,187 04 


m oo 

29 00 
16 50 


$40 00 
16 50 



10 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



No. 



No. 



Amount brought forward 

3, Ernest A. Garland, 33 weeks (bill of 

1880) $9 00 

3, Ernest A. Garland, 17 weeks 6 00 

3, Celia Battles, 10 weeks 2 50 

3, Willie L. Smith, 6. weeks 3 00 

5, Thomas Hunt, 10 weeks 2 00 

6, Hattie Butters, 11 weeks 4 00 

6, T. S. Edmands, 11 weeks 5 50 

7, Nellie G. Spalding 2 00 

7, Fred. L. Fletcher, 12 weeks 

7, Annie D. Locke, 18 weeks 

8, Herman W. Flint, 34 weeks 

9, Harry Coburn, 11 weeks 5 50 

9, Rose Corrigan, 11 weeks 5 50 

9, Frank Culley, 11 weeks 8 25 



6 00 

9 00 

68 00 



156 50 



20 50 
2 00 

9 50 



17 00 

68 00 



19 25 



$192 75 



PAID FOR FUEL. 

1, Amos B. Adams, 221 feet oak wood . . . $87 62 

1, W. Redmond, 7% feet pine wood 4 26 

1, Henry S. Perham, 8 feet prepared 

pine wood 4 75 

1, Harry Parkhurst, kindlings 20 

1, Chas. H. C. Hall, preparing wood 12 00 

1, Henry S. Perham, preparing wood. ... 94 109 77 

2, Edward F. Richardson, 24 feet oak 

wood 18 00 

2, C. O'Leary, 8 feet pine wood 5 00 

2, Thomas Shehan, preparing wood 4 00 27 00 

3, William Vose, 24 feet oak wood 17 45 

3, B. O. Robbins, 8 feet prepared wood.*. 4 00 

3, J. Q. Battles, 4 feet prepared wood. . . 2 25 

3, Arthur Battles, preparing wood 3 00 26 70 

4, Chas. Sweetser, 20 ft. prepared oak wood 17 50 

4, " " 4 ft. prepared pine wood, 2 50 20 00 

5, Edwin E. Dutton, 18 ft. prepared pine 

wood 11 00 11 00 

6, R. W. Dix, 20 ft. prepared oak wood. . 18 75 

6," " " 16 ft. prepared pine wood.. 10 00 28 75 

7, Frank J. Spaulding, 16 feet prepared 

oak wood 10 00 

7, Frank J. Spaulding, 4 feet prepared 

pine wood 2 00 

7, Joseph A. Locke, preparing wood 1 88 13 88 

8, Sam'l T. Wright, 37f ft. oak wood .... 20 81 
8, " " " 48 ft. pine wood 24 00 

Amounts carried forward . $44 81 $237 10 



REPOKT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Amounts brought forward 

No. 8, Seth P. Sampson, 26§ feet oak wood 
8, " " " 33^ feet pine wood 
8, " " " surveying 

8, Herman W. Flint, preparing wood. . 

9, Wm. C. Edwards, 32 feet oak wood. 
9, " " " 20 feet pine wood 
9, Joseph P. Winn, preparing wood . . 





11 


$44 81 


$237 10 


20 06 




16 62 




40 




13 60 


95 49 


22 00 




10 00 




4 88 


36 88 



SCHOOL INCIDENTALS. 

C. C. Torrey, Superintendent $150 00 

Chas. W. Flint, horse hire to attend school 

committee meetings 2 50 

Henry L. Perham, postage and stationery. ... 1 00 

Marden & Rowell, printing cards 3 00 

No. 1, John Boyd, repairing clock 1 00 

1, H. S. Perham, cleaning 6 87 

1, A. G. Whitcomb, 10 school desks 34 00 

1, Freight 92 

1, Green &Hagerman, alteration in school 

room 6 15 

3, John Q. Battles, repairs 2 00 

6, R. Wilson Dix, repairing black board, 4 75 

7, Joseph A. Locke, cleaning 2 50 

8, C. W. Flint, repairs 3 00 

8, Silver & Gay, repairs 1 54 

8, H. B. & H. M. Bacon 75 

General supplies 59 38 

36 Berard's Histories 21 60 

1, Chambers' Encyclopedia. 12 00 

1, Erasers • 5 25 

1, Desk books 11 88 

1, Crayons 60 

1, Clock 1 50 

1, Ink 1 00 

1, French & Puffer, 4 waste baskets 2 00 

2, Supplies 1 30 

3, " 4 45 

4, Chart 6 00 

4, Supplies 1 75 

4, Clock . .. . 5 00 

5, Supplies 1 10 

6, " 2 70 

6, Chart . 6 00 

6, Desk books 1 65 

7, Supplies 51 

Amount carried forward 



$369 47 



$156 50 



48 


94 


2 


00 


4 


75 


2 


50 


5 


29 


59 


38 


21 


60 



34 


23 


1 


30 


4 45 


12 


75 


1 


10 


10 


35 




51 



$365 65 



12 KEPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 

Amount brought forward 1365 65 

No. 8, Supplies $11 28 

8, Desk books 3 28 

8, E. Shaw & Son 2 56 17 12 

9, Desk books 2 77 

9, J.N.Perry 10 58 13 35 

$396 12 
SUPPORT OF THE POOR. 

PAID FOE EXPENSES OUTSIDE OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Worcester Asylum for the Chronic Insane, in 

aid of Daniel Gilligan $171 66 $171 66 

Northampton Insane Asylum, in aid of Michael 

McKeon 188 33 188 33 

City of Lowell, in aid of Elizabeth Donahoe, 59 50 

Citv of Lowell, in aid of Terence McEneany, 27 00 

City of Lowell, in aid of Thomas Lawler 22 50 109 00 

City of Fitchburg, in aid of Edward Clancy. . 56 00 56 00 
City of Boston, in aid of Wm. W. Clapp and 

family \ 44 25 44 25 

S. W. Parkhurst, in aid of Alvah Hodgman, 6 94 

S. W. Parkhurst, in aid of Geo. E. Hall 4 00 10 94 

Chas. W. Flint, in aid of Otis Bills and family 

on account of town of Tyngsboro' 56 31 

Chas. W. Flint, in aid of Catherine Griffin. . . 2 50 
Chas. W. Flint, time and expense to Fitchburg 

in Clancy case 4 00 

Eliza H. Harlow, in aid of Katie Campbell. .. 32 75 
E. H. Marshall, in aid of Miss Sally Russell. . 176 57 
Samuel Putney, in aid of Willie McLaughlin, 34 98 
Nathl. Duncan, in aid of Thomas Lawler. ... 108 00 
E. H. Shaw & Son, in aid of Thomas Lawler, 70 
T. M. Gerrish, in aid of Henry Stearns, on ac- 
count of town of Billerica 10 00 

Wm. McClure, entertaining tramps 8 25 



62 


81 


32 


75 


176 


57 


34 


98 


108 


00 




70 


i 10 


00 


8 


25 



$1,014 24 



PAID FOK EXPENSES AT ALMSHOUSE. 



Sam'l T. Spaulding, salary as Superintendent, $ 33 33 

N. C. Bean, salary as Superintendent 291 70 325 03 

David Perham, grain. 234 18 

N. C. Bean, hay 8 85 243 03 

S. W. Parkhurst, groceries 104 02 

D. W. Bickford & Son, groceries 380 73 

Chas. H. Deming, groceries 1 40 

Nichols & Fletcher, groceries 15 25 501 40 



Amount carried forward $1,069 46 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 13 



Amount brought forward 

P. M. Jefferson, soap 

J. W. Perham, provisions 

L. J. Mansfield, provisions (bill of 1880) 

F. M. McGregor, provisions 

F. C. Byam, provisions 

Hall & Perham, provisions 

A. W. Parker, provisions 

Wilson & Tuck, provisions 

Jewett & Swift 

Potatoes 

George E. Clogstone, tinware 

Sam'l T. Spaulding, sundries 

Sundries . 

J. A. Baker, fish 

D. Swan, 1 pr. boots 

N". M. Wright, boots and shoes 

David Perham, ice 

" " sawing pine boards 

A. W. Parker, 1 horse , 

E. P. Bean, 7 swine • 

F. E. Morse, 2 swine 

L. J. Mansfield, 1 cow 

One pig , 

Henry A. Fielding, 1 horse rake 

'.' " " hardware 

T. Costello & Co., hardware 

G. H. Holt, repairs of pumps.. 

J. Q. Battles, repairs 

Sawyer & Taylor, repairs harness 

Repairing clock 

George P. Mansfield, lumber 

B. M. Hildreth, lumber 

Whitney & Tibbetts, lumber 

Four barrels apples 

G. B. Kimball, 2 bbls. apples 

Twenty gallons vinegar 

Scraps 

Bedding 

Putnam & Son, clothing 

Hocum Hosford, dry goods 

B. Hodgman, 1 shade hat 

Sherman & Manning, furniture 

Fiske & Spalding, 8 yds. holland 

F. G. Pratt, room paper 

A. H. Sheldon, taxes 

Levi Howard, medical attendance 

H. A. Fielding, seeds 

Amount carried forward $1,748 59 





$1,069 46 


I 6 50 


6 50 


14 98 




3 12 




116 73 




3 50 




21 04 




21 34 




3 73 




12 12 




1 50 


198 06 


1 83 


1 83 


4 18 




46 93 


51 11 


30 44 


30 44 


3 50 




3 00 


6 50 


14 38 


14 38 


1 76 


1 76 


125 00 




30 00 




21 00 




34 00 




8 25 


218 25 


28 00 




5 25 




1 75 


35 00 


4 50 




2 85 




3 35 




1 25 


11 75 


5 02 




4 80 




4 28 


14 10 


10 20 




4 00 


14 20 


3 00 


3 00 


9 25 


9 25 


5 00 


5 00 


5 50 




2 45 




25 


8 20 


9 80 




1 76 


11 56 


1 80 


1 80 


36 61 


36 61 


13 00 


13 00 


1 03 


1 03 



14 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Amount brought forward $1,748 59 

BeDJ. S. Adams, blacksinithing $13 90 13 90 

Emily Gregg, labor 33 00 

Reuhama Cleaves, labor 11 14 

John Farwell, labor 2 00 

Edward Stearns, labor 11 69 

Mary Thompson, labor 31 00 

Kate Aspin, labor 11 35 

S. Crosby, labor 6 00 

Gilbert F. Wright, labor 5 60 

P. C. Bean, labor 50 00 

Plowing 7 00 

Jas. P. Emerson, mowing 6 00 

F. A. Marshall, mowing. 13 00 

B. M. Hildreth, chopping 5 00 

Frank Morse, butchering 5 00 197 78 

John N. Park, services and expenses as over- 
seer 15 25 

Geo. A. Byam, services and' expenses as over- 
seer 17 63 

Chas. W. Flint, services and expenses as over- 
seer 21 10 

R. Wilson Dix, services and expenses as over- 
seer 3 00 

John N. Perry, services and expenses as over- 
seer 13 45 70 43 

Expenses at the Almshouse $2,044 90 

Expenses outside the Almshouse 1,014 24 

$3,059 14 

Less Highway board bill 450 00 

" 14,458 lbs. hay for highway 144 58 594 58 

$2,464 56 
Received and paid to Treasurer, as proceeds of town 
farm, $528.22. 

Inmates of almshouse — males, 4; females, 4. 
Tramps, 55. 

JOHN N. PARK, 
CHARLES W. FLINT, 
GEORGE A. BYAM, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
R. WILSON DIX, 

Overseers of the Poor. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 15 



APPRAISAL OF PERSONAL PROPERTY AT ALMS- 
HOUSE, MARCH 1, 1882. 

1 horse $135 00 

5 cows 220 00 

2 calves 3 50 

32 fowls 19 20 

8 shoats 96 00 

5 tons English hay 100 00 

2 tons stock hay 24 00 

1 farm, wagon 30 00 

1 one-horse cart 30 00 

1 horse rake 28 00 

1 covered wagon 40 00 

1 horse sled 2 00 

1 pung sleigh 9 00 

1 heavy harness 17 00 

1 cart harness 6 00 

Lot lumber 4 00 

20 cords wood 80 00 

Farm implements 67 05 

Provisions and supplies 187 49 

Household furniture and bedding 336 65 

11,434 89 

J. P. EMERSON, 

« D. P. BYAM, 

E. H. SHAW, 

Committee. 

HIGHWAYS. 

Paid David Perham, for grain $257 46 

Shaw & Son, for grain 21 34 278 80 

" " " 2,852 lbs. hay 25 70 

N. C. Bean, 1,620 lbs. hay 12 96 

" " " 1,910 " " 19 20 

« " " 1,460 " " 10 42 

Sam'l Wood, 1,700 lbs. hay 20 07 88 35 

J. B. Emerson, 1,015 lbs. straw •. . 7 83 7 83 

E. Shaw & Son, sundries 2 08 2 08 

Rufus Hildreth, 42^ lbs. drills 6 00 6 00 

Nichols & Fletcher, powder fuse and 

feed basket 5 80 5 80 

S. W. Parkhurst, sundries 3 48 3 48 

Jesse L. Robinson, covering stone ..... 50 50 
Dawson Pollard, material and labor rail- 
ing highway 23 39 



Amounts carried forward $23 39 $392 84 



16 



EEPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



Amounts brought forward $ 23 39 

Paid Dawson Pollard, making and setting 

watering trough 17 00 

Seth P. Sampson, railing highway arid 

bridge 101 56 

Geo. E. Smith, painting railing and stock,- 20 06 

Henry A. Fielding, shovels, picks, etc. ... 20 00 

Chas. H. Sheldon, wood-work jigger 25 00 

Benj. S. Adams, iron-work jigger 35 00 

Chas. H. Sheldon, repairing carts. ...... 1 60 

Harrison Hall, hand-spliced reins.. ..... 1 25 

R. Wilson Dix, striking hammer and use 

of stone jigger 2 10 

Wallace Josselyn, painting sign boards . . 2 00 

Michael McNulty, gravel 3 00 

F. P. & E. F. Parker, gravel 4 00 

E. F. Richardson, gravel 6 25 

E. H. Marshall, blacksmithing 6 25 

C. W. Bisbee, " 7 77 

Benj. S. Adams, " 54 86 

Durant & Son, " . 9 50 

Samuel Blood, breaking roads 3 45 

George Spalding, " " 2 85 

Frank J. Spalding, " " 1 20 

Jos. P. Winn, " " 11 50 

E. E. Dutton, " " 21 60 

Henry P. Davis, " " , 3 63 

N. E. Parker, " " 75 

C. T. Wright, " " 16 60 

Warren Berry, " " 2 00 

Robert Fletcher, " " 4 12 

George B. Smith, " " 12 97 

E. F. Richardson, « " 10 00 

Henry Hodson, " " 3 00 

Charles W. Flint, " " 10 92 

F. A. Marshall, " " 3 00 

J. B. Emerson, « " 10 35 

George F. Locke, " " 3 75 

R. Wilson Dix, " " 17 15 

Shaw & Son, " « 23 57 

Henry B. Hunt, " " 16 42 

Geo. A. Byam, " " 12 00 

Benjamin O. Robbins, " " 27 22 

Green & Hagerman, " " 2 60 

George P. Mansfield, " " 12 25 

Thomas Regan, " " 1 20 

William Z. Dupee, « « 29 05 

Arthur Scoboria, « " 3 30 

Amounts carried forward $266 45 



;392 


84 


40 


39 


121 


62 


20 


00 


60 


00 


1 


60 


1 


25 


2 


10 


2 


00 



13 25 



78 38 



1733 43 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 17 

Amounts brought forward $266 45 $733 43 

Paid Frank Donegan, breaking roads 2 00 

James W. Martin, " " 1 20 

William Redmond, " " 7 20 

Benjamin M. Hildretb, " " 4 00 

F. B. & E. F. Parker, " " 1 00 

John Sullivan, " " 7 50 

Thomas McDonald, " '" 5 00 

Charles Ohlson, " " 3 00 

Owen Lowney, " " 6 00 

James McFarlin, " " 3 75 

James Doherty, " " 75 

A. L. Hildreth, " " 3 00 

Robert Lord, " " 50 

Michael Driscoll, " " 2 10 

Center C. Dunn, " " 3 90 

George Dunn, " " 3 45 

Thomas Sheehan, " " 2 25 

James H. Hazen, " " . . 34 20 

Daniel A. Reardon, " " 2 40 

J. C. Sheehan, " « 4 93 

Charles Stuart, " " 1 13 

A. T. Stuart, " " 75 

Solomon Spaulding " " 5 00 $371 46 

Highway pay-roll, including five hun- 
dred and forty-one dollars and sixty-two 
cents ($541.62) salary of Highway Sur- 
veyor. 

March, 237^ days $211 17 

April, 169^- days 150 10 

May, 168 days 145 04 

June, 172-J days 160 05 

July, 15&J days 142 62 

August, 175 days 159 57 

September, 154| days. 143 17 

October, 156 days 137 75 

November, 149 days 131 45 

December, 185^- days 174 64 

January, 13 If days 105 75 

February, 122| 96 60 1,757 91 

J. A. Toye, labor bill of 1880 2 85 2 85 

Henry Carkin, board of highway-men 21f 

weeks at $3.50 76 00 76 00 

Carried to account of poor, for board 150 $2,941 65 

weeks at, $3.50 450 00 

Carried to account of poor, for 14,458 lbs. 

hay 144 58 594 58 

3 $3,536 23 



18 KEPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 

APPRAISAL OF HIGHWAY TEAMS AND TOOLS, 
March 1, 1882. § 

4 horses 

2 pr. double harnesses 

1 cart 

1 cart 

1 cart 

1 jigger ; 

1 Kimball road scraper 

1 large plow 

2 two-horse sleds 

1 scraper 

1 scraper . . . , 

1 scoop scraper 

5 stone hammers 

3 eveners 

6 drills 

13 shovels 

5 picks 

Powder, fuse, and can 

4 blankets 

1 rocker 

4 halters 

2 axes 

2 steel rakes 

4 feed buckets 

1 bog hoe 

1 bush hook 

3 chains 

1 drag 

4 wrenches 

Horse brushes and combs 

Yoke and pole straps 





$300 00 




100 


00 




75 


00 




75 


00 




30 


00 




60 


00 




190 


00 




7 


00 




25 


00 




8 


00 




4 


00 




3 


00 




5 


00 




3 


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4 


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8 


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6 


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1 


00 




2 


00 




2 


00 




1 


00 




1 


00 




1 


00 




1 


00 




1 


50 




1 


00 




5 


00 




2 


50 




1 


00 




1 


25 




1 


75 




$926 75 


J. P. EMERSON, 




D. P. BYAM, 






E. H. SHAW 


5 




Committee. 



REPAIRS OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Paid Henry S. Perham $ 1 15 $ 1 15 

Wm. C. Edwards, building porch and re- 
pairs in school-house No. 8 

N. J. Duncan, repairs 

Geo. H. Smith 

Chas. E. Parkhurst 

Amount carried forward $63 27 



>4 50 




4 00 




1 62 


60 12 


2 00 


2C0 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 19 

Amount brought forward $60 27 

Paid Frederick Taylor, hardware .< . . . $ 2 34 2 34 

Dawson Pollard 75 75 

H. H. Wilder, repair furnace, town hall, 5 00 5 00 

F. C. Pratt 2 25 2 25 

E. E. Dutton 50 50 

Chas. W. Flint, repairing safe, and setting 

stove in selectmens room 3 75 3 75 

N. J. Wier, stove and funnel 37 00 37 00 



.14 86 



FOR HORSE SHEDS, CENTRE VILLAGE. 



Paid Green & Hagerman, materials and labor, $480 00 
Chas. W. Flint, services as committee on 

horse sheds 2 00 

Chas. W. Flint, expenses as committee on 

horse sheds 2 50 

E. K. Parkhurst, services as committee on 

horse sheds 3 00 

D. C. Perham, services as committee oa 

horse sheds 3 00 $490 50 

INSURANCE PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Traders & Mechanics, Germania $87 00 

" " " Phoenix 87 00 

Osgood & Perry, Springfield Fire and Marine, 90 00 $264 00 

G. F. DYAR. 

Paid G. F. Dyar, services as Secretary of 

School Committee, bill 1876. $25 00 $25 00 

ENLARGEMENT CEMETERY, WEST CHELMSFORD. 

Paid Wm. Agnew, 2 acres of land $150 00 $150 00 

STATE AID. 

Paid under Chapter 301, Acts of 1879. 

" " " 252, " « " 336 00 $986 00 

COLLECTION AND ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

A. H. Sheldon, abatement on list of 1879 
A. H. Sheldon, abatement interest 1879.. 
A. H. Sheldon, abatement on list of 1880 
A. H. Sheldon, abatement on list of 1881 
A. H. Sheldon, collecting tax of 1879. . . 
A. H. Sheldon, collecting tax of 1880. . . 
A. H. Sheldon, collecting tax of 1881 ....... 192 57 $433 25 



$650 


00 


336 


00 


3F ta: 

$ 32 66 


3 


54 


137 


33 


46 


86 


1 


80 


18 


49 


192 


57 



20 REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



TOWN OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 

Paid Henry S. Perham, services as com- 
mittee, on horse stalls $ 1 00 

Henry S. Perham, services as committee 

on old town hall 5 00 $ 6 00 

C. L. Fuller, services as constable, bill of 

1880 15 00 

E. Swain, services assisting C. L. Fuller, 

1880 8 00 23 00 

C. L. Fuller, services as constable 4 00 

J. A. Bartlett, services as constable 10 50 

Geo. A. Parkburst, services as toWn clerk, 38 00 

E. H. Warren, services as town treasurer, 60 00 
J. P. Emerson, D. P. Byam, and E. H. 

Shaw, services as appraisers 8 00 

Geo. A. Byam, services as selectman .... 85 50 

Geo. A. Byam, expenses as selectman. . . 15 00 

Chas. W. Flint, services as selectman ... 42 50 

Chas. W. Flint, expenses as selectman. .. 20 40 

John N. Park, services as selectman 36 00 

John N. Park, expenses as selectman .... 7 50 

John N. Perry, services as selectman. ... 28 50 

John N Perry, expenses as selectman. . . 11 25 

R. Wilson Dix, services as selectman .... 52 50 

R. Wilson Dix, expenses as selectman ... 1 00 

Chas. W. Flint, services as assessor 87 00 

Chas. W. Flint, expenses as assessor. . . 19 60 

Geo. A. Byam, services as assessor 36 00 

Geo. A. Byam, expenses as assessor 4 50 

John N. Park, services as assessor '9 75 

John N. Park, expenses as assessor 1 00 

R. Wilson Dix, services as assessor 37 50 

John N. Perry, services as assessor. .... 13 50 

John N. Perry, expenses as assessor 2 25 

Stationery 110 

Ziba Gny, services as auditor 3 00 

E. F. Richardson, services as auditor. ... 3 00 

J. A. Bartlett, services as auditor 2 00 8 00 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Henry S. Perham, care of Town Hall, Chelms- 
ford Centre $ 5 85 

Huse, Goodwin & Co., 600 copies town reports, 32 13 
H. C. Church & Son, blank and invoice books 

and stationery 6 70 

Amount carried forward #44 68 



14 


50 


38 


00 


60 


00 


8 


00 


100 


50 


62 


90 


43 


50 


39 


75 


53 


50 


106 


60 


40 


50 


10 


75 


37 


50 


15 


75 


1 


10 



1669 85 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 21 



Amount brought forward $44 68 

H. C. Church & Son, 2 collector's books 4 50 

Marden & Kowell, 500 copies school reports . . 33 00 

Marden & Rowell, notices 3 00 

Sargent & Gay, paper, and printing headings. 2 25 

A. H. Sheldon, labor in cemetery, N. Chelms- 
ford 6 75 

A. H. Sheldon, services as supt. of burials. . . 4 00 

Dawson Pollard, care of cemetery and return- 
ing deaths 3 75 

Daniel P. Byam, care of cemetery and return- 
ing deaths , 5 25 

Timothy Adams, care of cemetery, Chelms- 
ford Centre. . . 19 87 

A. J. Lamphere, care of new Town Hall 12 43 

S. W. Parkhurst, lamp chimneys for new 

Town Hall 10 65 

N. J. Duncan, care of Town Hall, N\ Chelms- 
ford 7 00 

N. J. Duncan, lighting and warming hall for 

Cavalry Co. F 17 50 

Chas. J. Adams, board of Michael Ward at 

house of correction 3 14 

Melvin B. Smith, running line on poor farm 

wood lot. 6 00 

Stone, Bacheller & Livingston, printing 1 25 

Costs in scire-facias, Whitney & Tibbetts 

against town of Chelmsford. . 15 00 

Chas. Sweetser and others, damages for chop- 
ping and removing their wood by employes 
of the town 36 00 

Jas. P. Emerson, fuel and cutting 9 00 

J. J. Hoyt, use of two chandeliers in Town Hall 
in N. Chelmsford, from Nov. 1876 to Jan. 
27, 1881 50 00 

Chas. E. Parkhurst, labor and stock, repairing 

fence arovmd common 45 75 

F. G. Pratt, painting fence around common . . 50 00 

Geo. A. Byam, stationery and postage. 2 00 $392 77 



22 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN. 



AGGREGATE OF APPROPRIATIONS, RECEIPTS, AND 
EXPENDITURES. 



ACCOUNTS. 



Public Schools, appropriation . 

School fund . 

Dog tax . 

Tuition from non-resi- 
dent pupils 

Sale of School furni- 
ture 

Teaching .... 

Care of houses . 

Fuel . . . . . 
School incidentals, appropriation . 

Support of Poor 

Support of Poor, receipts 
Highway repah's, appropriation 
Highway repairs, l'eceipts 
Repairs of public buildings, appro'on, 

State aid, receipts 

Relief ind'g't soldiers and sailors, ap'n 

" " " " " rec'pts 

Town officers and committees, appr'n, 

Collection and abatement of taxes, 

appropriation 

Miscellaneous expenses, appi'opriat'n, 

" " receipts 
Building horse sheds at Centre, ap'n, 
Insurance public buildings . 
W. Chelmsford cemetery 
G. F. Dyar 

Balance 

Appropriations . . . $13,225 00 
Reeceipts 1,895 52 

$15,120 52 



A p propria- ExDPndi 



tioDS, Re- 
ceipts. 



Excess. 



4,500 

198 41 

235 58 

6 75 

2 75 



450 
2,000 

614 03 
3,500 
4 

200 

595 50 

128 
800 

300 

250 

110 50 

500 

500 

200 



4,187 04 

192 75 

369 47 

396 12 

2,464 56; 

3,536 23 

114 86' 
650 

336 

669 85 

433 25 

392 77 ! 

490 50 
264 
150 
25 



194 23 

53 88 

149 47 
85 14 

130 15 



9 50 
236 
50 



!15,120 52 



$15,120 52 



$14,672 40 | $908 37 
448 12' 



15,120 52 $908 37 



Defic'ncy. 



32 23 
54 50 

208 

133 25 

32 27 



$460 25 
448 12 



$908 37 



Amount of orders 
Surplus 



$14,672 40 
448 12 

$15,120 52 



GEORGE A. BYAM, 
CHARLES W. FLINT, 
J. N. PARK, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
R. WILSON DIX. 

Selectmen. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



We have examined the account of the Treasurer for the year 
ending February 28, 1882, and find it correct, and that there is a 
balance, belonging to the town, of $2,804.61 actually in his hands. 

We have also examined the vouchers in the hands of the Select- 
men, and find them to cover orders drawn on the Treasurer, in the 
same year, amounting to $14,672.40, of which those amounting to 
$113 are outstanding. 

We report — 

Cash in the treasury $2,804 61 

Tax of 1880, uncollected $ 38 57 

Interest on tax, due 2 08 

Tax of 1881, uncollected 800 95 

Interest on tax, due 23 36 864 96 

Books, reported by book agent 242 52 

Due from the State — 

State aid to January, 1882 639 00 

State aid for January and February 109 00 

Relief to January, 1882 172 00 

Relief for January and February 28 00 

Armory rent , 75 00 1,023 00 

$4,935 09 

Selectmen's orders outstanding $113 00 

Kimball fund 100 00 

Interest on fund unexpended 12 87 

Estimated liabilities 200 00 

Estimated abatements 50 00 475 87 

Balance $4,459 22 

ZIBA GAY, 

E. E. RICHARDSON, 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 

Auditing Committee. 
Chelmsford, March 6, 1882. 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 



Middlesex ss. 
To either of the Constables in the Town of Chelmsford, in said 
County, GREETING : 

You are hereby required, in the name of the Commonwealth afore- 
said, to notify and warn all the inhabitants of said town qualified to 
vote in elections, and also in town affairs, to meet at the Town Hall 
at North Chelmsford, on Monday, the twentieth day of March next, 
being the third Monday in said month, at nine o'clock a. m., then 
and there to act on the following articles, to wit : 

Article 1. To choose a moderator. 

Art. 2. To hear reports of town officers and committees, and act thereon. 

Art. 3. To determine the manner of collecting the taxes. 

Art. i. To determine the manner of repairing the highways, town ways, 
and bridges. 

Art. 5. To choose all necessary town officers. 

Art. 6. To act in relation to the list of jurors prepared by the selectmen. 

Art. 7. To raise and appropriate such suras of money as may be necessary 
to defray town charges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To see if the town will authorize the treasurer to borrow such 
sums of money as may be necessary for the payment of the 
demands upon him, in anticipation of the taxes of the ensu- 
ing year, and payable therefrom. 

Art. 9. To see if the town will vote to grant licenses for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors for the current year. 

Art. 10. At the request of Eben H. Marshall, to see if the town will vote 
. to reimburse him for the extra expense incurred by him in 
support of Sally Russell, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 11. At the request of E. H. Warren and others, to see if the town 
will vote to raise and appropriate money to be expended 
in necessary improvements in the cemetery at the centre of 
the town. 

Art. 12. At the request of John N. Perry and others, to see if the town 
will vote to discontinue all the John Farrar Road, so called, 
west of a bound on said highway, at the east side of land of 
John Dunn. 



WARRANT. 25 



Art. 13. At the request of Henry S. Perham and others, to see if the town 
will vote to appropriate money, to provide for the conveyanc e 
of pupils to the schools, as provided by the statutes. 

Art. 14. At the request of Henry S. Perham and others, to see if the town will 
vote to appropriate money for a memorial tablet, to be placed in 
the vestibule of the town hall at the centre of the town, in 
memory of the Chelmsford soldiers, who lost their lives in the 
late war, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 15. At the request of N. B. Edwards and thirty-five others, to see 
if the town will instruct the Selectmeu, to use all proper 
means to enforce the laws in relation to the sale of intoxicat- 
ing liquors, and act in relation thereto. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to accept the extension of the town- 
way, called Warren Avenue, situate in Chelmsford Centre, as 
laid out by the Selectmen, or act in relation thereto. 

And you are directed to serve this warrant, by posting up attested 
copies thereof at the post-offices in the centre of the town and South 
Chelmsford, at the post-offices at North Chelmsford, West Chelms- 
ford, and at the school-house at East Chelmsford, ten days at least 
before the time for holding said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make return of this warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this ninth day of March, in the year of our 
Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-two. 

GEOEGE A. BYAM, 
CHARLES W. FLINT, 
JOHN N. PARK, 
JOHN N. PERRY, 
R. WILSON DIX, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting up true and 
attested copies of the same, at the places above-mentioned, more than 
ten days before the day of holding said meeting. 

J. ADAMS BARTLETT, 

Constable of Chelmsford.